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2022 Nissan Altima's Midnight Edition Review: Serene Driving With Comfortable MPG

This week Torque News is reviewing Nissan's new series of the 2022 Altima, dubbed the 'Midnight Edition,' based on the SR trim and available exclusively with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine.

The 2022 Nissan Altima offers the most extensive range of models and grade levels and for 2022, a special Midnight Edition Package with unique "black-out" exterior trim is available on the popular Altima SR grade (2.5L models only).

As the name suggests, the Midnight Edition has a dark look thanks to the glossy black paint on the grille, spoiler and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The 2022 Altima Midnight Edition also sports a satin black badging and black side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Along with styling upgrades, the Midnight Edition trim includes LED fog lights and a moonroof. We also find heated front seats with bidirectional electrically adjustable side supports on the driver's side.

Aside from this special edition, the 2022 Nissan Altima comes with two different powertrains, including the aforementioned 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops up to 188 hp and 244 Nm of torque. Customers can also opt for a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 236 hp and 362 Nm of torque. The latter is available exclusively on the Altima SR. It should also be noted that the turbo engine is not available with all-wheel drive.

Some things have never gone out of style and a number of automakers apparently believe that the blacked out editions fall into this category as we have seen countless versions over the years. This is why Nissan has introduced the Altima Midnight Edition, looking dark, like the night

The latest is the 2022 Nissan Altima Midnight Edition, which is based on the mid-level SR model and is exclusively available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It is an interesting renewal, which comes to position itself as one of the favorite and perhaps most requested sports cars of this end of the year. The model also sports a satin black badging and black side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Exterior of the 2022 Nissan Altima Midnight Edition

Externally, we can see from the 2022 Nissan Altima's front that it has an elongated hood, with defined lines that match perfectly with both the daytime and nighttime lights of the car that come in LED as I mentioned above. Notably, these lights are displayed within a razor-sharp glass layer. The grille is also black, grille-type, hexagonal, and keeps Nissan's slogan right in the center.

On the sides of the bumper are fog lights and air intakes to keep the car's engine in optimal condition.

Speaking of the sides: on the sides of the car we have some modern and striking dark-colored alloy wheels, with discs and calipers on all wheels making up its braking system. The door locks come in the same body color, while the mirror caps are shown in black. It should be noted that on the roof of this car there is what is called a "coconut burner" that offers a panoramic view.

A Few Words About The Interior of The 2022 Altima

As we get inside the car, we get a multifunctional steering wheel that has various buttons to control the various applications of the car. In the center of the dashboard of the 2022 Nissan Altima's Midnight Edition we have a full color screen that contains a complete infotainment system.

2022 Nissan Altima's Midnight Edition interior dashboard

The stitching of the upholstery and the dashboard come in red. There are silver details on various parts of the interior, such as the steering wheel, the dashboard and part of the door trim.

Other Details

The special Midnight Edition aside, the 2022 Nissan Altima starts at $24,550, and it's pretty much the same as last year's model. The price is not the only thing that remains, since the sedan continues to be offered with two different powertrains, including the aforementioned 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops up to 188 horsepower which is accompanied by an interesting 244 Nm of torque. motor. The Midnight Edition 2022 starts at $27,950, but amounts to $31,490 with all the options added. I find the fuel economy pretty impressive compared to the Kia Stinger, which I reviewed last week. Although, to be fair, the 2022 Stinger is a rather sports car with a more powerful V6 engine. The 2022 Nissan Altima Midnight Edition gets 35 miles per gallon combined and 25/35 city/highway respectively.

The Drive is Serene

Between the roads of Charlotte, NC and the stretches of the highway that run along the North Carolina and South Carolina, it is clear that driving is imbued with tranquility. Silence on board is at a minimum. Once cruising speed is reached, the car behaves well, but acceleration and pick-up still suffer from a lack of refinement.

In my opinion there is actually very little missing to further optimize the Altima. I think Nissan could introduce a hybrid or electric version and it should. I think it's a matter of several years before we see an electric Altima.

2022 Nissan Altima's Midnight Edition interior dashboard

I particularly love the availability of 4WD, good fuel economy, suit of safety features and the quiet cabin.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

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